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Cumberland Heights

Recovery Assistant (3rd Shift)

Cumberland Heights


Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY The Recovery Assistant is responsible for monitoring a specified group and/or population of patients, including facilitation of a safe and therapeutic milieu. In addition, the Recovery Assistant assists clinical staff in meeting the patients’ daily needs.

Job Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include some or all of the following depending on assigned area and shift:

  1. Welcomes new patients and/or family members to campus, assisting with orientation to the campus and program as directed;
  2. Assists in managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu, holding patients accountable for behavior consistent with community guidelines and recovery, consulting with clinical staff as needed;
  3. Assists with community groups, in-house and outside 12 step meetings, and 12 step discussion/study groups as assigned.
  4. Monitors patients, including making rounds and bed checks as assigned, assisting to create a safe treatment environment;
  5. Transports patients to 12 Step meetings and/or other therapeutic recreation activities as assigned, operating within the guidelines of the Fleet Management Safety Program, as well as monitoring patients for safety;
  6. Assists Activities Services staff members with recreation, art, music, and adventure based therapies as assigned;
  7. Utilizing Handle with Care, de-escalates potential and actual crisis situations as needed;
  8. Performs CPR and First Aid as needed;
  9. Participates in team meetings, treatment plan reviews, staff meetings, and quality management activities as assigned;
  10. Documents pertinent information into the electronic patient record.
  11. Recommends ways to improve the quality and delivery of services.
  12. Ensures proper handling and distribution of company funds.
  13. Maintains confidentiality of company and patient information.
  14. Reacts productively to change.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE High school diploma or GED required; experience in addictions treatment preferred; and/or equivalent experience in job related activities.

OTHER SKILLS Ability to speak, hear, see, sit, walk and stand; ability to speak, read and write in English; excellent interpersonal skills; good problem-solving skills;; basic computer skills; driver’s license with D endorsement; understanding of 12 Step programs and philosophy; ability to engage with patients as an ally; ability to remain calm in stressful and/or crisis situations; CPR, First Aid, Handle with Care certification or eligible; if recovering one year recovery with two years preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT Position is on a campus setting that involves walking from building to building, as well as being active and awake during nighttime hours; position involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions. Position may be subject to unusual working hours. Position may have direct contact with volatile individuals and may require additional safety precautions. Position may be subject to local travel.

Additional Information


Discussed during interview

How to Apply

Please apply by going to Cumberlandheights.org


  • Date Posted: June 7, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development